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California Common / Steam Beer

Description:
The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It's usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800's in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. So in a way the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures. Today's examples are light amber to tawny in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness.

Anchor Brewing Co. trademarked the term "Steam Beer" and as such all other beers must be legally referred to as "California Common."

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 251 to 300 (out of 443) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Hads > Bros
Olt Koenig Holiday AleHighlands Hollow Brewhouse5.502.972-
The Usual SuspectsVice District Brewing Company7.40-2-
CalifornicationTwisted Rail Brewing Company5.503.252-
Common To The LightBarley John's Brew Pub ? 3.72-
Old ReliableCheaha Brewing Company4.703.51-
Gold Rush IOCBase Camp Brewing Company7.4021-
Gold Rush CommonAuburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant5.0041-
Zierholz Australian Steam BeerZierholz Premium Brewery ? 4.031-
Summer Steam BeerThe 5 Lamps Dublin Brewery ? 3.581-
Cali CommonHops and Grain Brewery5.803.721-
Ship Maets AleMaritime Pacific Brewing Company5.203.781-
Cali GirlFifty West Brewing Co4.903.441-
Steam BeerEmmett's Brewing Company ? 3.921-
El DoradoKinney Creek Brewery4.103.531-
Finga Lickin' GoodGigantic Brewing Company6.50-1-
N.E.Dark Side SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.0041-
Steam BeerCopper Creek Brewing Co. ? 3.881-
Railyard Rust California CommonBosque Brewing Co.5.20-1-
Steam MachineKuhnhenn Brewing Company4.50-1-
FogBlack Dragon Brewery & Woodland Homebrew Supply5.003.71-
Steamy!Beachwood BBQ & Brewing5.504.051-
Commack CommonThe Blind Bat Brewery LLC ? 3.911-
California CommonTrailhead Brewing Co ? 3.711-
Hwy 54 California CommonWalnut River Brewing Company6.303.51-
Cowcatcher AleRoundhouse Brewery4.50-1-
Islington Unfiltered Steam LagerHammerton4.70-1-
Indie Ale House/ The DerbyIndie Ale House Brewing Company4.00-1-
Dirty 30's California CommonDust Bowl Brewing Company5.303.731-
UnCommon BeerRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery6.093.881-
Qui Pro QuommonPogue Mahone Craft Beer4.80-1-
Kiss Yer Cousin Kentucky CommonCannery Brewing Company5.003.621-
Jolly JohnnyBryggeri Fängelset5.001.741-
Thor's ThirstOswald Brewing Company4.003.261-
Szot Rubia Al VaporSzot Microcervecería5.803.11-
NorthEast SteamRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 3.951-
Golden State CommonGet Well ? 3.551-
Engine 13The Brewerie At Union Station ? -1-
Right To StrikeSouth Plains Brewing Company3.501.061-
GoldrushWagner Valley Brewery5.203.771-
Cambridge House CommonThe Cambridge House Brewpub5.003.781-
Common Harvest LagerHoots Roller Bar & Beer Co.5.50-1-
Ghost Pepper Steam PunkNoble Rey Brewing Company5.50-1-
Off The HookRochester Mills Beer Co.6.60-1-
Amber SteamSteel Toad Brewpub & Dining Hall5.00-1-
Sitzman's SteamCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing6.102.981-
KevinRefined Fool Brewing Co.5.003.781-
Poolside SteamMikkeller Brewing4.80-1-
Jamesport Amber SteamJamesport Brewing Company Inc.5.703.531-
California Common BeerMcCoy's Public House5.2031-
Catahoula Common W/ WatermelonGnarly Barley Brewing Company5.703.51-
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